Party Frontrunners: 2020 Presidential Election Updates

By Robbie Cruz

The election for the next president of the United States of America is set to be on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Even though the election is not set to take place until next November, that has not stopped rumblings in the political world. 

At the moment, there are four Republican presidential nominees, starting with President Donald Trump. Former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh, Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, and South Carolina’s governor Mark Sanford are running against Trump in the upcoming election. 

As for the Democratic party, 20 nominees are running to become the next president. Potential candidates include former Vice President and Delaware Senator, Joe Biden, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Maryland Representative John Delaney, Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

There does not appear to be any clear front-runners for the Democratic nomination, as RealClearPolitics and the Washington Post project Biden to take the nomination. However, CNN states that Elizabeth Warren could be someone for the public to keep an eye out for.

Joe Biden has experience working in the White House and is seen as an incredibly moderate Democrat, which has helped him gain supporters for the election. Biden also wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and expand upon debt-relief programs. Biden also wants two free years of college education. 

Elizabeth Warren has experience working with smaller businesses and self-employed workers. She has also proposed increasing the minimum wage to $22 an hour and providing workers to work in the ‘best’ and ‘most safe environment possible. These are some of the biggest reasons her supporters have been a big fan of hers. 

Another popular democratic candidate is Vermont’s congressman, Bernie Sanders, who has openly described himself as a ‘democratic socialist.’ To him, this means that he wants to create an economy that would benefit everyone, not just the wealthy. Sanders also wants an extensive amount of social benefits, which would be the result of tax increases. Benefits that Sanders is campaigning for include free public college, providing everyone with health care, and assistance in securing a retirement fund.  Biden, Sanders, Warren, and many of the other Democratic candidates are next set to debate on September 12, 2019. The debate, which will take place in Houston, is scheduled to be broadcasted from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on ABC News Univision.

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